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Re: best workflow with git ?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: best workflow with git ?
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 20:11:38 +0300

> From: Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:04:06 +0900
> I got the repository from Savannah and each time I want to update it I do a 
> "git pull origin master". If I have worked on some files before that I 
> usually get a message asking me to commit my files otherwise they'd be 
> overwritten. Since I'm not pushing anything to Savannah I feel that 
> committing to the local Master is useless and will only create discrepancies 
> between my repository and Savannah.
> What should I do ? Create a branch where I do all my modifications ?

For a long-term development, yes.  For short-term jobs, I' like
Dmitry, use "git stash".  (And in many cases "git pull" will not even
ask for that, so I don't need to do anything.)

> And then do a git diff to create a patch that I send here ?


> When the patch has been applied, what should I do with the branch and the 
> modified files ?

You could delete the branch.

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